Category: Europe

Pim Valkenberg on the 50-Year Legacy of ‘Nostra Aetate’; Its Impact on Catholic/Jewish/Muslim Relations

Pim Valkenberg on the 50-Year Legacy of ‘Nostra Aetate’; Its Impact on Catholic/Jewish/Muslim Relations

[ 0 ] June 20, 2016 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN  for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 20, 2016:  Has Nostra Aetate – the Catholic Church’s declaration on relations with non-Christian religions — stood the test of time? Passed by a wide margin at the Second Vatican Council and promulgated on October […]

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What Happens to Your Body When You Fast?

[ 0 ] June 17, 2016 |

Muslims around the world are fasting this month for Ramadan  via EMEL MEDIA:  Fasting from sunrise until sunset for 30 days certainly has a physical impact, but what really happens to your body when you fast? (emel media commissioned this video to find out: www.emel.com)

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The Roots of Homophobia and Anti-Gay Sentiment in the Muslim World (by Ali Olomi)

The Roots of Homophobia and Anti-Gay Sentiment in the Muslim World (by Ali Olomi)

[ 3 ] June 12, 2016 |

by ALI OLOMI for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 30, 2016:  In March 2016 Payam Feili, a young Iranian poet, took refuge in Israel because he faced persecution in his home country for being openly gay. Feili’s situation is not unique for many LGBTQ individuals in the Middle East. Homosexuality is a crime in nearly two dozen […]

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Nicolas Pelham on ‘Holy Lands: Reviving Pluralism in the Middle East’ (Book Q & A)

Nicolas Pelham on ‘Holy Lands: Reviving Pluralism in the Middle East’ (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] May 23, 2016 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN  for ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 23, 2016:  How did the rise of nation-states in the 20th century doom religious diversity and pluralism in the Middle East?  And, can pluralism be recovered to heal and transform the Middle East?  Veteran journalist Nicolas […]

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WATCH: Sahar Aziz on Rethinking Counter-Terrorism in the Age of ISIS

WATCH: Sahar Aziz on Rethinking Counter-Terrorism in the Age of ISIS

[ 0 ] May 9, 2016 |

via CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY on APRIL 26, 2016:  Sahar F. Aziz, Texas A&M School of Law and nonresident fellow at the Brookings Doha Center, presented on “Rethinking Counter-terrorism in the Age of ISIS” at the 17th annual conference of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID), held in […]

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Huge Win for Sadiq Khan, London’s First Muslim Mayor

Huge Win for Sadiq Khan, London’s First Muslim Mayor

[ 0 ] May 6, 2016 |

Despite a conservative campaign against him that many Londoners called racist, Sadiq Khan is poised to become the West’s most prominent Muslim politician. by NICO HINES for THE DAILY BEAST on MAY 6, 2016:  LONDON — Sadiq Khan was elected Mayor of London on Friday, making him the most powerful Muslim politician in the Western […]

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WATCH: Getting Crusaded–History and the Targets of Medieval Holy War

WATCH: Getting Crusaded–History and the Targets of Medieval Holy War

[ 0 ] May 4, 2016 |

Paul M. Cobb, Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at University of Pennsylvania, spoke on April 28 at the University of Minnesota via UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA on APRIL 28, 2016:  The study of the Crusades, that sequence of papally-sponsored holy wars against various enemies of the Church, has never been more exciting. These movements are […]

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LISTEN: Syria Deteriorates, Families in Crisis (a compilation)

[ 0 ] May 3, 2016 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 3, 2016:  Here’s a couple of very good pieces on NPR today. In this first one (above) the New York Times’ Declan Walsh reports for NPR from Damascus about conditions in the capital city, public opinion of Bashar al-Assad and his regime, and the besieged Aleppo. And […]

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LISTEN: David Schanzer on Trump’s America First Foreign Policy

LISTEN: David Schanzer on Trump’s America First Foreign Policy

[ 0 ] May 3, 2016 |

WPTF’S SCOTT BRIGGAMAN and DAVID SCHANZER for ON SECURITY on APRIL 28, 2016: In this latest installment On Security, David Schanzer speaks with Scott Briggaman about GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s views on foreign policy. David also discusses the humanitarian disaster in Aleppo and the crisis in Brazil as the Olympics approach. Music Credit: Righteous by […]

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WATCH: Amb. William Burns on American Leadership

[ 0 ] May 2, 2016 |

On April 12, Ambassador William Burns presented on “American Leadership in a Changing International Landscape for the 2016 Anthony J. Drexel, Jr. Lecturer on International Studies. WATCH ABOVE  by LAURA BRINN for DUKE TODAY on APRIL 15, 2016:  The United States currently faces a key moment in history, with a “window of opportunity in which […]

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